and who's getting involved in politics in our state. good friday morning. those stories are straight ahead. it is september 21st. i'm megan pringle. right now we're going over to lynette in the weather center. >> i'm going to tell you this is the last day of summer. can't believe that. bel air looks spectacular. we are seeing sunlight out there, plenty of blue skies and we'll see that through the morn. we'll start to see a few clouds on the increase through the afternoon hours. mostly sunny this afternoon, partly cloudy this afternoon and this morning grab that jacket as you head out and about. the radar is nice and dry right now and will stay that way into
the afternoon. the hour by hour forecast for you, 75 by lunchtime and 79 for the high. we are dealing with a little patchy fog out there cross the reg so do slow down and be extra careful this morning. we have a crash at the southbound lanes of crane highway at the sands highway. three lanes will be blocked at this time. expect heavy delays in that area. 97 is nice and clear, nothing@in your way traveling up towards 695. 95 going to be in great shape as well. we take a live look here at 195, traffic starting to pick up and moving right along, as you can see. on the west side of 695, this is wilkins avenue. the outer loop starting to pick up a little bit as you make the drive. that's a look at your abc 2 time saver traffic. 6:33 right now.
hundreds of u.s. soldiers are heading home from afghanistan. according to defense officials, they are the last of 2009 troop surge to leave the country. in 2009 president obama ordered 33,000 additional troops to afghanistan, their goal to stabilize the country. there are still about 68,000 american troops based in that country. sharon love hopes her daughter's story can help others who are facing domestic violence. yeardley love was killed by her ex-boyfriend in 2010. now her family wants to be sure her memory lives on. they created the one love foundation. we have spoke to sharon love about the foundation, the trial with george hughly and the jury that found him guilty of murder. sharon talked about what he said to the family during the sentencing. >> i think it would probably
have been better had he just not said anything to us. and his appearance, when we first saw him it was entirely different than what i knew him to look like. he was -- he'd morph into a young boy again and he was presented that way in court. >> hughly was sentenced to 23 years if prison. the one love foundation has released a new public service announcement, calling it the one for change. take a look at this. they are trying to further educate people on how to combat domestic violence. this is what you'll see on the air.
>> one in two women are victims of relationship violence and often ignored by those who could help but don't. the one love foundation created a revolutionary app to makes it impossible to ignore relationship violence. based on research at the johns hopkins university school of nursing, this app helps friends and family make an assessment and determine the threat. it's anonymous, free and can save lives. >> be one for change. join one love. >> joinonelove.org is the website. if you want to check out the psa, head to our website and we have a link to the one love foundation as well, where you can learn more about the cause and download a danger assessment mobile app. with unemployment right now
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bike 26 miles round trip for that interview. >> it was a good opportunity and i wasn't going to let slip by. you do what you have to do. >> so far no phone calls yet but white says she's optimistic things will eventually work out. groupon launched a new online payment processing service called groupon payments. using and app, retailers can accept mastercard, visa, and american express payments with lower fees. the technology has been tested in the san francisco area and will go up against paypal. the view is looking more political these days. the president and first lady will be on the show and so will mitt and ann romney. more details straight ahead. and fall is a beautiful time of yore. where do you go for the best colors? there's an app for that. it's not the best timing but we still need that rain. i'll tell you when it arrives, coming up. traffic is really starting
september 21st and thank you for joining us. starting out live talking to people waiting to get the iphone 5. first we check in on the weather to see how the weekend is shaping up. looking good for today. we do have clear skies, not a whole lot of clouds. that will begin to change through the afternoon. the temperature right now in arnold coming in at 55 degrees. we have 100% humidity so we have a little patchy fog across the area this morning. sliding over toward brunswick, more of the same and dew points still in the 50s. we are talking about dry air this morning and even as we go
into the afternoon. the radar will continue to be dry but for today only, then we'll start to see changes. be prepared for wet weather into tomorrow afternoon, 79 for the high today. let's check traffic with lauren. good morning. good morning. i can't believe it's the last day of summer. it's feeling like fall out there. we have good news for those of you in anne arundel county. a crash just cleared and thefullies are really starting to dissipate as well. if you're using 95, there's nothing to get in the way from howard county all the way into the city. as we take a live look at the beltway, that's the main trouble spot here in baltimore, nothing out of the ordinary. this is parkville at hartford road, no problems on the inner loop getting down towards 95.
the outer loop is nice and clear all the way up to york road. back to you. 6:46 right now. michelle obama will be in baltimore this afternoon attending a fund raising event at morgan state university. it starts at 3:00 and will take place at the murphy fine arts center. ticket prices rain from $250 to $1,000. students only have to pay $25. next week she'll join her husband on the view. the president and first lady again are going to be joining the hosts on the couch on tuesday, the couple's first joint appearance for that show. mitt romney is scheduled to appear next month. the taped interview is part of the red white and view campaign, focusing on political issues. the reverend al sharpton is
in washington, d.c. to support same-sex marriage in maryland. he's having a news conference at the national press club. also attending, a minister of about an 8,000 member church in prince georges county. maryland voters are deciding whether or not to allow same- sex couples to marry in our state. that issue is on the november ballot. today baltimore county is hosting its first ever animal leadership summit, learning about animal abuse in the county and task forces created, made up on local attorneys, police officers, reps from local animal shelters and societies who have dedicated so much time looking at ways to stop animal cruelty cases. happening now, take a live look at new york city. look at that line. people from all over the country line up in the big apple to take a bite out of the
big apple, all for the iphone 5. linda is live outside a verizon store this morning with some anxious people. >> reporter: they are not messing around. look inside the store, about 16 sales guys now getting trained, getting ready for doors when they open in just over and hour now. first one in line, you've been here since when? >> 1:00 a.m. >> reporter: second cup of coffee and two energy drinks, how you feeling? >> good. too excited to be tired. >> reporter: why are you waiting in line? >> i'm going to get my phone before the people that preordered it a week ago and i'm going to get to play with it first. i'm happy with the iphone 4 now and this will be faster and there's all the different improvements that everybody's
heard about already. so that's why i need it. >> reporter: thank you very much. you're here with her mom, getting her first iphone. they have a secret number of iphones in stock here. doors open at 8:00 a.m. we have about a dozen people here that can't wait. back to you. we know all about purple friday, put it on and there's the ravens caravans all around the city. buckle up because there's a new bird in town. the o's want you to rally. sherry is live at camden yards with what they have planned and how to get a ticket if it's still possible. >> reporter: that's right.
we are here in front of the ticket counter at camden yards but listen, starting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., the general public, the o's postseason tickets go on sale online. the orioles encourage fans to buckle up and back the birds in their push for the 2012 postseason. the's' have a seize of rallies including one that kicks off tonight. they will travel through the baltimore area for the rest of the month, coming to taverns and areas for the next two weeks. now, tonight the buckle up team will hit the silver spring mining company 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. and on saturday they will be out noon to 1:00 p.m. in essex, then on sunday ravens
walk 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. these are just a few of the locations. head to abc2news.com to find out all the locations they have planned for these rallies. should be a lot of fun. 6:52 right now. form earn detroit mayor kwame kilpatrick is returning to the courtroom today, accused of collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, kickbacks and other favors. one texas hospital is now in a 10-year war on 8 different types of cancer, spending up to $3 billion to find treatments and cures. some include breast, prostate cancers and leukemia. the president will make a rock formation in colorado a national monument. and mortgage rate haves fallen to record low levels.
a new survey found the average 30-year fixed rate fell 3.49% last week. the feds announced it would buy $20 billion in mortgage backed securies each month to spur economic activity. the space shuttle endeavor is scheduled to fly over northern california around 11:00 this morning, one hour later than originally planned. the last leg was delayed because of fog over san francisco. that's the time of year the leaves start to chain and become brilliant shades of yellow, red and orange. if you want to find where to go, there are several apps that you can use to find the best places. leafkeeper is one app, also alltrails and tree id. chekas out for the best places to go. that's right. first day of fall is storm and look like it will be a good season for that this year.
we're not seeing a whole lot, mainly clear skies as of now. as we head through the day, we'll begin to see a few more clouds pushing in. look at this beautiful sight, plenty of sunshine. we have a few high cloud in the back but beautiful day. get out there and enjoy it. more of the same this morning, sun is rising with a blue sky out there and temperatures are on the cool side. we have a lot of low to mid-50s this morning. make sure you have the jacket as you head out. high pressure is still our friend this morning but it will begin to slide off toward the east, making way for that cold front as we head into tomorrow. that's bringing us a chance for stormy weather. the storm prediction center has us in slight risk for storms. damaging winds will be the biggest threat. that will come in about 5:00,
6:00 in the afternoon so be prepared for that. for today, temperatures 79 for the high, 60 by tonight and tomorrow's high 84 degrees. we'll have a chance for strong storms in the forecast. fall begins tomorrow as well as the wet weather, breezy heading into sunday and cool heading to monday. now let's check the traffic. perfect weather for the ravens game and orioles, best of luck to both of our teams. if you're traveling on the jfx this morning, there's nothing to get in your way from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street. that will take you just 11 minutes. andraling up to speed in the tunnels, 895 north offend childs street, more volume than earlier. no significant delays at all. speed will take a tumble as we take a lock another thest with side of the beltway. this is baltimore national pike, outer loop really
starting to slow down. expect a slow ride on the outer loop from 795 down to 95. this is what it looks like 695 at bel air road, no significant delays from parkville through towson. watch out, lynette. there is a crab waiting to take your job. baltimore bill is his name and weather predicting is this crab's game. next wednesday he's going to walk the plank and into the inner harbor. this is happening near the new mccormick store, world of flavors. if he falls to the right side, we'll have an early winter. if he falls to the left side, we'll have a warm fall. think of him as our own punxsutawney phil. it's baltimore bill, the crab. there you go.
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